Preserve & Protect Rhode Island’s Native Plants & Their Habitats

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Our Native Plants

  • We provide opportunities to study and enjoy them.

  • We encourage and offer guidance in their cultivation and use.

  • We educate the public on their ecological and aesthetic values.

  • We support land preservation and practices fostering their natural communities.


New Walk Series for RIWPS Members

BEST NATIVE PLANT SALE IN RHODE ISLAND

June 8 |  9 am to 1 pm

Select from thousands of plants from over 150 species!

 Bring a wagon!
(RIWPS members are welcome to start shopping at this sale starting at 8 am)

Can you help with this sale?  Can you donate some of your native plants?

Upcoming Events

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Recent RIWPS News

Over 1,000 native plants sold our Early Native Plant Sale!

Much thanks to Seed Starters West for shepherding our EARLY NATIVE PLANT SALE on Saturday, May 11, 2019 along with work of Seed Starters East and so many others who volunteered their talents, time or who donated plants.

Sharing a passion for plants and nature with children

RIWPS volunteer Becky Settje has been generously sharing her passion about plants and nature with children for much of her life.  Her most recent involvement has been through the walks and programs that she has offered through RIWPS.

Resources

Find online resources and printed references from organizations that steward native plants, including the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, New England Wild Flower Society,  University of Rhode Island Outreach Center, Among Rhode Island Wild Flowers and, of course, RIWPS .

Grow

The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society (RIWPS) has seed starter groups in Exeter, RI (Seed Starters West) and Portsmouth, RI (Seed Starters East). Seed starters cultivate most of the plants at RIWPS plant sales.

Both groups would welcome more members. Dig in the dirt in non-gardening seasons and enjoy constantly learning about native plants! Don’t worry about the drive; many members car pool.

Explore

People of all botanical abilities are welcome at RIWPS events — beginners, experts, amateurs, and professionals. Come to enjoy and learn about wild plants.

Some RIWPS programs, especially the walks and workshops, can only accommodate a limited number of participants, however; so register early.

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